Get your debriefing for Amazon’s Jack Ryan Series in BTS featurette
“[It’s] not your father’s Jack Ryan,” says Daniel Sackheim, the director of Amazon’s upcoming series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, based on the character created by author Tom Clancy. The new behind the scenes featurette, entitled “Debriefing,” takes an inside look at the direction the Sackheim and others involved wanted to take the character, who’s been played by everyone from Alec Baldwin to Harrison Ford to Chris Pine. With star John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours), they’re able to adapt his personality for a more modern era of storytelling. You can check out the video below!
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero, played by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours). The creators of the series, Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), will continue to serve as co-showrunners. Additionally, Krasinski, who also serves as an executive producer, will be reunited with Wendell Pierce who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second season.
In the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Krasinski’s Ryan is an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic season also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.
The show is produced by Paramount Television, Cuse’s Genre Arts, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and David Ellison’s Skydance Television. Executive producing along with Cuse, Roland and Krasinski are Platinum Dune’s Bay, Andrew Form (Transformers), and Brad Fuller. Additionally, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld (Patriot Games), Vince Calandra, Andrew Bernstein and Skydance’s Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will also executive produce the second season with Allyson Seeger serving as a co-executive producer.
The first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be globally released on August 31, with season two set to premiere in 2019.